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Lebanese Taverna

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $30
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

MEZZA​
7.50
chicken samosa
rotisserie sliced chicken, grilled onion, cilantro, almonds
9
maanek
sauteed beef & lamb sausages, lemon, pine nuts
7.50
baba ghanoush
pureed eggplant, tahini, garlic, lemon pomegranate (when in season)
9.5
kalamar
semolina breaded fried calamari, lemons, capers, chiles, mint, tomato-garlic sauce
13
kibbeh nayeh
lamb tartare, bulgur, onions, mint, made to order
9
kibbeh
stuffed​ beef & lamb fritters, bulgur, pine nuts, almonds
7.50
artichokes
semolina​ dusted fried artichoke hearts, garlic lemon butter sauce
14
taverna octopus
spanish octopus, date-celery-walnut salad, date vinaigrette, grilled lemon, cilantro
8
pumpkin kibbeh
fried vegetarian kibbeh, spinach, bulgur, pine nuts, almonds
8
shakshouky
roasted eggplant, scallions, tomatoes, garlic, pomegranate molasses dressing
FLATBREAD SANDWICHES​
13
shawarma
beef & lamb roasted on vertical rotisserie, hand carved, tomatoes, pickled onions, tahini sauce
12
chicken shawarma
roasted on vertical rotisserie, hand carved, lettuce, tomatoes, garlic sauce
11
falafel
chickpea & fava bean fritters, mint, radish, scallions, tahini sauce
12
grilled kafta
ground beef & lamb, parsley, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, hommus
HOUMMUS BAR​
7.50
hommus
pureed chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon
7.50
spicy hommus
housemade harissa
8
garlic hommus
fresh & roasted garlic
9
shawarma hommus
chicken or beef & lamb
14
hommus trio
hommus special, spicy hommos w/ tomato & feta, garlic hommus w/ chicken shawarma, veggie dippers
8.50
hommus special
ground beef & lamb, pine nuts
12
hommus sampler
spicy, garlic & traditional hommus, veggie dippers
SOUP & SALADS​
6.50
lentil soup
spinach, potato, lemon, cilantro
6.50
taverna salad
Romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, feta, Lebneh house dressing
8.50
tabouleh
parsley, tomatoes, onions, mint, bulgur, lemon dressing
7.50
fattoush
romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, radish, mint, sumac, pomegranate dressing, pita chips
9
roasted beet
arugula, orange, feta, pine nuts, pomegranates (when in season)
13
chicken shawarma
roasted chicken, mixed greens, feta, onions, lt house dressing
16
salmon
mixed greens, chickpeas, feta, pickled onions, cucumber-mint vinaigrette
12
falafel
spring onions, radishes, mint, tomato, Tabouleh, tahini dressing
TASTE OF LEBANON​
14
chef's platter
sampling of hommus, baba ghanoush, tabouleh, grape leaf, falafel, fatayer spinach, kibbeh w/ lebneh, m’saka, shakshouky
14
taverna platter
choice of beef & lamb shawarma, chicken shawarma or falafel, w/ hommus, fattoush, lebanese rice
ON THE SIDE​
3
lebanese rice
4
bulgur pilaf
5
yogurt salad
5
pickled vegetables
4
spiced rice
6
roasted olives
6
condiment trio
harissa, tahini, garlic paste
ENTREES​
18
lamb & artichoke stew
Rich, slow-cooked lamb w/ artichoke hearts & Lebanese rice pilaf
chicken 19
lamb 20
eggplant 18
fatteh
yogurt, chickpeas, pine nuts, garlic, pomegranates (when in season), pita chips
19
ouzi w/ grape leaves
braised lamb, lamb-filled grape leaves, spiced rice, yogurt salad
chicken 20
american lamb 21
kafta 19
mixed 23
kabobs
Marinated grilled meats, roasted vegetables, Lebanese rice
25
mouzat
slow cooked lamb shank, artichoke, potatoes, tomato, lamb reduction
18
chicken curry
Chicken, potato, bell pepper, coconut milk, chili pepper, quince-mango chutney, Lebanese rice
21
chicken farrouj
roasted, deboned half chicken, roasted vegetables, zaatar potatoes
21
salmon harra
grilled salmon fillet, bulgur pilaf, tomato-cilantro-pine nut sauce
18
mehshi
grilled eggplant & zucchini rolls, stuffed w/ vegetable rice pilaf, tomato sauce, yogurt sauce, nuts, mint
21
shrimp kabob
garlic & lemon marinated jumbo shrimp, grilled lemon, bulghur pilaf, roasted vegetables, roasted tomato-eggplant sauce
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for a late afternoon snack, and the Mesa platters are wonderful. The fresh-cooked bread is also great!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Rwjack123
Reviewed 1 week ago

The attitude of the management has been unbelievable as of late and the food has gone substantially downhill. They are also not pet-friendly. Much better places to eat in Pentagon Row

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the food at Lebanese Taverna. I have been to many of the locations in the past, and to this one a few times in the last few months. This would be a great place for a date, the staff is nice and sociable,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank carriemleemba
Reviewed May 30, 2019

This was a disappointing experience overall. We had asked for a quiet table but when we entered the dining area - which admittedly has a high ceiling and very poor acoustics - we could help noticing how noisy the place was. Although the restaurant was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank JohnEO
Reviewed May 26, 2019

The four of us dined here late afternoon. We shared two of the Chef special Mezes for starters and then had four main dishes. Three had the fish and I had an excellent lamb dish. the food was excellent. Full of flavour freshly cooked and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JimLaw2014
Reviewed May 20, 2019

Food was ok, service as well - for some reason, I have nothing special to say. I guess I expected more, we tried Chef's platter and Taverna platter hopping to try something different. ."Baba ghanoush" was good, other food - I would say ok.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mtcp
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Excellent value. Every dish our party of 7 had was supurb. Highly recommended. Everything from the hummus on the sampler to the camel wings to the curry was exception Ally good.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Loves2Grow
Reviewed May 17, 2019

This restaurant serves Mediterrean food located near a shopping mall and within walking distance from Metro station as well as to a number of hotels in the area. Its appetizers we ordered came in a timely manner and we shared three entres (fish and shrimp,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank msr345
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

I’d not planned to eat at this restaurant but, due to airline delays, my friend and I decided on something more convenient. I’d eaten at other locations if this small chain and found them to be very nice. This location matches the other locations for...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mikaamma
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Good food, good atmosphere Unfortunately when i went there they were out of the beers i asked, out of the first two plates i ordered so i ended up getting a kebab My wife got the tasting and loved it. If wasnt for the lack...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rmelob
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There’s parking close by located in the parking garage for The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall, 850 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, Va, open 5am-2am, $1/hr with an addl $1 at 4 hrs and up.
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